Trip Duration 15 Days
Max-Altitude Dhampus Peak (6012 m/19,724 ft)
Group Size 1-16 Days
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Hard
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
Accommodation Lodge/Teahouse/Camping during the trek
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Transportation Drive (KTM-Nayapul & Tatopani-PKR)
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Trip Introduction

Overview of Dhampus Peak Climbing

In the far northwestern part of the Annapurna region of Nepal, you will find the renowned non-technical trekking peak of Dhampus Peak. It is a famous peak that is connected to a series of other noteworthy summits, such as Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Tukuche. Going to Dhampus Peak Climbing and climbing to its 6012-meter summit is an unforgettable adventure. It is one of the most popular and normal trekking peaks in Nepal and is referred to as Thapa Peak.

Experience an incredible adventure as you travel through the Upper Kali Gandaki River and gorge. Embark on a thrilling travel adventure with Nepal Holiday and Trekking as your guide. Reach the summit and witness breathtaking views of over 30 snow-covered peaks. Safety is our top priority. Experience the breathtaking view of the world’s tallest mountains, such as Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Massif, from the summit of Dhampus Peak during your climbing trip.

Travel to Dhampus Peak to embark on an exciting travel adventure with us as we take you on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Our journey includes the option of a short course through Jomsom or the full Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, perfect for those seeking a thrilling climbing experience.

Traveling along the serene path that winds through charming villages, bustling towns, and lush rhododendron forests with breathtaking views of the towering Himalayas culminates in the incredible experience of reaching Dhampus Peak Base Camp.

The locals’ welcoming hospitality and Buddhist faith make the trip better. Climbing Dhampus Peak is a great travel opportunity that does not require any technical climbing experience. However, it is important to have good physical fitness and a strong desire to climb.

We have created an exclusive travel plan that caters to both seasoned and novice adventurers who desire to ascend this summit in Nepal. Join us for the unforgettable travel experience of a lifetime as we embark on an epic climbing adventure.

On the way to Dhampus Peak Climbing

Dhampus Peak has two routes. First from Dhampus Pass and the second is from the mountain’s Kali Gandaki Valley. This hike begins between Dhampus Pass and Yak Kharka camp. We ascend and descend Dhampus Pass. A 1,000-meter climb from Hidden Valley makes this a lengthy day.

Dhampus Peak Climbing Itinerary starts with a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a private drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul, then treks to Poon Hill, Tatopani, Marpha, and Yak Kharka. Continue ascending the Dhampus.

We camp above Marpha village to climb Dhampus. We hike from Pokhara to Marpha village in teahouses. Our expert crew will build up a camp at Dhampus Peak base camp with a full staff. After Dhampus Peak, trek to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara. We’ll bus back to Kathmandu.

Experience Needed For Dhampus Peak Climbing

The ascent of Dhampus Peak calls for a certain level of experience and preparedness on the part of the climber. It is recommended that mountaineers have prior trekking experience in the Himalayas and essential climbing abilities before attempting to climb those mountains. As the ascent requires traveling through high heights, steep inclines, and difficult aspects, having a good level of physical fitness is of the biggest significance.

It is required that you have experience and skill in the use of climbing equipment like ropes, crampons, and ice axes. It is absolutely necessary to perform adequate acclimatization and altitude management in order to reduce the likelihood of experiencing altitude sickness. To guarantee one’s safety and successfully cross difficult terrain, it is strongly recommended to either hire an experienced guide or take part in an excursion that is guided.

Conquering Dhampus Peak will be a more rewarding experience in its entirety if one engages in extensive training and preparation, has a good mentality, and is unyielding in commitment.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Dhampus Peak Climbing


Today is dedicated to the last preparations for tomorrow’s hike and climb. We’ll schedule a time to meet with your guide, give you a full orientation, and double-check the quality of your gear. You’ll have time to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in the neighborhood.

Max-altitude 7-8 hrs

The journey by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around seven hours and passes through several rolling hills and swiftly moving rivers. The bus leaves Kathmandu and winds its way up the mountain routes as it gradually ascends in altitude. The route travels through a number of tiny towns and villages, some of which may be seen through the window of the bus.

After passing through Dumre and over the Trishuli bridge, the route to Pokhara from Kathmandu continues to be winding and sluggish for the final few hours of the journey.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 1540 m

From Pokhara, we will travel for about an hour and a half to Nayapul, where our trip will begin. Nayapul is a beautiful farming hamlet and trekking destination, with terraced fields carving the lower mountain slopes.

After a long day of hiking, we finally reached the Bantanthanti checkpoint, where our permits and TIM cards were scrutinized as we crossed a suspension bridge. The trail is tranquil, passing through sleepy farming communities and verdant mountain valleys as it follows the Bhurungdi Khola River. The hike is strenuous for several hours, but it’s worth it to see the picturesque towns, adorable Himalayan mountain dogs, and breathtaking landscapes along the way. Then, we’ll take a couple of hours to trek to Tikhedunga.

Trekking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2860 m

The many-step ascent from Tikhedunga to Ulleri may make your stroll difficult today. Trekkers and town-hopping horses or donkeys use the trail. The steps cease at Ulleri, but the elevation continues.

From Banthanti, the terrain changes drastically. You’ll see moss-covered bark, ferns, waterfalls, and deep forests. Things change above 2,300 m and higher.

Slowly trekking through rhododendron trees makes your walk meaningful. Rhododendrons will enchant the woodlands in April. Ghorepani revives us.

Trekking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 3210 m

We’ll hike for about an hour in the early morning to get to the Poon Hill location, where we’ll see a sunrise we’ll never forget. After some steep walks, seeing the stars, and waking up to a quiet day, you will hit the special point where you can start to feel the altitude.

As we reach the top, the world starts to wake up with a pink glow. As the sun rises, the most beautiful mountains—Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna II, and Lamjung—are spread out in front of us. You want to bottle up moments like this and keep them forever, and I didn’t think life could get any better than this.

After we’ve had some great times here, we’ll go back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then keep going to Tatopani.

Trekking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2690 m

Tatopani is known for its hot springs, and we relaxed in the piping hot pools, chatting with fellow trekkers. As we approached Tatopani, we crossed a bridge to the other side of the valley, enjoying the scenery we had just walked through. Waterfalls adorned the mountainsides, and we even found a perfect viewpoint with a gap in the flowers along a fence. The route offered beautiful views of the rushing river and diverse vegetation. We passed through small villages, witnessing local life without tourist amenities. We enjoyed an easy hike today, following an alternate trail on the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 3860 m

As we make our way to Ghasa on foot, we stick to the Kaligandaki River. We will have a wonderful opportunity to observe both Dhaulagiri and Annapurna when we are traveling there. After that, we will go to Lete, and once we are there, we will continue on to Tukuche.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Acclimatization is very necessary for Tukuche from this point on since you will be traveling at an altitude of over 4,000 meters above sea level. In this location, we will be conducting some training. It is essential to exercise your mind and body appropriately in order to acclimate to high altitudes.

Trekking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Tent
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 5400m
Trekking 10-11 hrs
Accommodation Tent
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 6,012 m

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for the whole trip: the day you go to the top of Dhampus Peak! We will rise before dawn to beat the day’s high winds and make our way to our destination safely. Walking through the mist, you can see the clouds ablaze in the mountains. The scenery improves dramatically with altitude. Massive, snow-capped peaks fill the horizon.

Buddhist prayer flags float in the wind, adding beauty to the peak. There’s lots of room up there, and you can even see the snowy parts of the summit. Now that you’ve made it to the top, rest for a while and take in the view.

Enjoyable ascent aside, KaloPani (3,930m/12,893ft) is an acceptable destination. It’s safe to say that going down is simpler and quicker than going up. To get to Kalopani, you have to traverse the rugged terrain along the Kali Gandaki River.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,530m/8,300ft

Since we are returning to our route, today’s trek will be easy and quick. You’ll have to make your way through some subtropical vegetation before descending to the Kali Gandaki River and crossing a bridge to reach the waterfall. As you make your way back to Tatopani, take a moment to reflect on the journey thus far and the many breathtaking waterfalls you have seen.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Max-altitude 800m/2,625ft

After a few hours of ride from Tatopani, you’ll reach Beni. The journey is a pleasant 18 kilometers in length. The routes, which follow the Kaligandaki River, are mostly dirt and have some big rocks that make for an interesting ride. Drive back to Pokhara after spending some time in the town of Beni.

Bus 7-8 hrs

The Prithvi Highway links Pokhara and Kathmandu, and the ride between the two cities is indisputably beautiful. For the first half of the journey, the highway follows the Trisuli River, and as you approach closer to Pokhara, the high Himalayas become more visible in the distance. However, depending on the state of the roads and the volume of traffic, it may be a slow journey. A trip by bus can take as little as six hours on a good day, but it typically takes as many as seven or eight hours.

Added Insights


What's Included?

  • Experienced, and government-authorized (licensed holder) high-altitude trekking/climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Surface transportation from Kathmandu to Nayapul and Tatopani to Kathmandu via Pokhara for members and staff as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse during the trek as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house’s menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation
  • Essentials for trekking, peak climbing, and camping at the base camp.
  • During the ascent, chief cooks and cook assistants at the advanced base camp take care of your food and drink.
  • 20 kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking, carried by porter/yak/mules.
  • Dhampus Peak climbing royalty and climbing permit charged by the Nepal government. (permit issued by NMA)
  • The Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) permit is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation Area, so we provide you with a TIMS permit too.
  • Wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journeying and climbing.
  • Satellite phones with your climber Sherpa guide.
  • North face tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps and high camps for members and involved staff.
  • Static rope, ice screws, snow bar, rock piton, and karabiners to open the route and fix the life for safe and successful climbing.
  • Clean, nutrition altitude packaged food and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boil water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food.
  • Medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • Maps and climbing certificates for the climbers.

What's Excluded?

  • Food and accommodation during the Kathmandu and Pokhara stay
  • International flight ticket.
  • International airport tax
  • Visa Fee
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tips for staff and guides
  • Trip Insurance
  • Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above
Good to Know

Essential Information - Dhampus Peak Climbing

Best Time for Dhampus Peak Climbing

Spring and autumn (April, May, September, October, or November) are the ideal seasons for embarking on the magnificent adventure of climbing Dhampus Peak.

If you plan to travel during late March, early April, or late October into November, make sure to pack for colder weather if you are going climbing.

Physical Preparation for Dhampus Peak Climbing

To ease your travel experience, we suggest engaging in physical activities such as running, swimming, and hiking to smaller peaks that require the use of crampons. This will not only ensure your safety but also contribute to the success of your trip.

Ensure that you are ready for a challenging adventure and consider gaining experience in technical rock climbing before embarking on your journey to Island Peak. Get acquainted with using various climbing gears like Jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes during your journey.

Dhampus Peak Climbing Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara is not included in our travel package. There are various accommodation options available in Kathmandu, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your preferences.

We offer lodging options for travelers during their journey. As you embark on your adventure, you will be staying in modest lodges or guesthouses on a shared basis. During your travels, you will be accommodated in tented camps at the base camp.

Emergency Evacuation in Dhampus Peak Climbing

Climbing Gear for Dhampus Peak

Most asked questions

FAQs about Dhampus Peak Climbing

Jomsom town is located 14 kilometers east of Dhampus Peak. It is located in the northeastern part of the large Dhaulagiri massif.

Dhampus Peak has a height of 6,012 m above sea level.

Spring and autumn (April, May, September, October, or November) are the ideal seasons for embarking on the magnificent adventure of climbing Dhampus Peak.

We developed a 15-day itinerary for climbing Dhampus Peak. If you wish to extend your travel duration, please inform us, and we are happy to customize the itinerary to suit your preferences.

To ease your travel experience on Dhampus Peak, we suggest engaging in physical activities such as running, swimming, and hiking to smaller peaks that require the use of crampons.

Annapurna conservation area permit and Dhampus Peak climbing permit is needed for Dhampus Peak Climbing

The Dhampus Peak Climbing has no official age limit. The trek, however, is physically demanding and requires a high level of fitness.

Yes, you do need a climbing permit to climb Dhampus Peak.

We are open to both solo and group departure bookings. If you are traveling with a group, you are free to choose your own departure date.

Having prior climbing or trekking experience is beneficial when planning to climb Dhampus Peak. If not, we recommend at least engaging in physical activities before climbing Dhampus Peak.

During your travels, your guide will be your companion throughout the excursion. They will give you all the essential information about what to do and what not to do while climbing Dhampus Peak. Make sure to keep your travel guide up-to-date with any minor changes you encounter, as they could be early indications of altitude sickness.

However, if you want to know what you can do to avoid altitude sickness, this blog post about Altitude Sickness in Everest Base Camp Trek will help.

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